Despite not being Donald Trump’s biggest fan during the 2016 presidential election, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has worked tirelessly to advance the president’s agenda.
On Tuesday, Graham announced he’s set to introduce legislation that Democrats won’t like one bit.
Here’s the scoop…
From Washington Times:
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday he will be introducing a proposal to change U.S. asylum laws, saying the only way to stop the crisis at the southern border is to toughen up asylum standards.
The South Carolina Republican said a wall and military personnel at the border helps control the flow of migrants coming from Central American countries, but won’t completely stop the problem.
“We have to change these laws so people stop coming,” Mr. Graham told Fox News during an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“Doing what we are doing is not working … the crisis has to come to an end,” he added.
The chairman of the Judiciary Committee said lawmakers will mark up a bill once they return from recess later this month.
He wants to change the time officials can detain a minor child to more than 20 days, saying the court decision now in place requires them to be released after 20 days of detainment, long before a family’s asylum case can be decided, causing many family units (and sometimes fake families) to be released.
After freshman Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her “Green New Deal,” which would cost tens of trillions of taxpayer dollars, Sen. Graham had the perfect message.
It’s more of a challenge, in a sense, to AOC and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Why not put the socialist’s pet project up for a vote? This way, Americans can see exactly where their representatives stand.
Let’s vote on the Green New Deal!
Americans deserve to see what kind of solutions far-left Democrats are offering to deal with climate change.
Let’s vote on the Green New Deal!
Americans deserve to see what kind of solutions far-left Democrats are offering to deal with climate change. https://t.co/VKTIyfnDCY
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 8, 2019
Democrats are coming out in full-force to support AOC’s plan. Conservative Twitter caught on quickly, leading one person to claim “Donald Trump just won 2020.”
This is insane. Donald Trump just won 2020.
— Deangelo Thunders (@DeangeloThunder) February 7, 2019
Enter the Dems:
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 7, 2019
Excited to join @AOC & @SenMarkey on a historic #GreenNewDeal resolution to address the peril of climate change and worsening inequality. Our history is a testimony to the achievement of what some think is impossible — we must take bold action now.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 7, 2019
Confronting climate change is the defining challenge of our time, and also an opportunity to create millions of jobs building a more just, inclusive and innovative clean energy economy. This has to be our focus #GreenNewDeal
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) February 7, 2019
Climate change is an existential disaster facing the entire world. We must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. A Green New Deal can save the planet and create millions of new jobs.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 7, 2019
A #GreenNewDeal is ambitious. It's bold. And I’m cosponsoring this resolution with @aoc and @senmarkey because it’s exactly the kind of action it will take to conquer the biggest threat of our lifetime. https://t.co/CfQFgBnlat
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) February 7, 2019
If we want to live in a world with clean air and water, we have to take real action to combat climate change now. I'm proud to join @RepAOC and @SenMarkey on a #GreenNewDeal resolution to fight for our planet and our kids’ futures.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 7, 2019
More from Fox News:
The Green New Deal nonbinding congressional resolution unveiled by Democratic lawmakers Thursday calls for economically destructive and environmentally toxic extremist policies that would be an utter disaster for our country and the American people.
The radical and impractical plan could suck trillions of dollars out of our economy, raise costs of much of what we buy, wipe out millions of jobs and plunge our country into a recession or perhaps even a depression. It would be a self-inflicted wound causing enormous harm to us all.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., released the proposal, elements of which have already drawn support from some congressional Democrats, including several seeking their party’s presidential nomination.
Lol they’re literally re-electing trump
— Talley6 (@Talley616) February 7, 2019
This could be a poster for Trump’s re-election campaign.
— Jay K (@JayKlos) February 7, 2019
The proposal is so all over the place and strange. Why the bizarre focus on intersectionality in a enviro proposal. Tons of stuff about totally unrelated topics. Completely achievable drivel. It doesn't seem like anyone thought it through.
— ShagNasty (@YaBoiShagNasty) February 7, 2019
Asking for details would be hate speech.
— Jason (@Jason_Opines) February 7, 2019
— Bob Salera (@BobSalera) February 7, 2019
Something tells me they won't be challenged on it by the media at all
— CPrice (@CPriceDenver) February 7, 2019
The knuckleheads are all getting on board. They have a political death wish.
— CLA (@ConservativeLA) February 7, 2019